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A kitten who was spotted meowing in a front yard, is accepted by other kittens and a nurturing dog.

tortie kitten, meowing kittenJin’s Bottle Babies Rescue

A Good Samaritan from Arizona discovered a litter of kittens left behind in his front yard. Only one of them, a tiny tortie, pulled through, and her meowing led him to her whereabouts.

The finder took the kitten into his home, and reached out to his local rescue, Jin’s Bottle Babies Rescue, for help. “He fed her overnight and brought her to us the next day,” Shelbi Uyehara, cofounder of Jin’s Bottle Babies Rescue, told Love Meow.

“He did an awesome job as keeping a newborn kitten alive overnight isn’t an easy feat.”

newborn tortie kittenMrs. Norris was found in a yard meowing for helpJin’s Bottle Babies Rescue

The palm-sized kitten, named Mrs. Norris, showed an incredible will to live. “She was between 24 and 36 hours old, already eating and purring like a dream.”

It quickly became evident that the little tortie didn’t receive any milk from the cat mother (also known as colostrum, an important immune builder for newborns). The kitten began to show signs of an infection and gut issues.

tortie kitten eyes openShe came to the rescue as a singleton and showed a strong will to liveJin’s Bottle Babies Rescue

Despite it all, Mrs. Norris forged on and ate to her heart’s content. She used every ounce of her strength to try to get big and strong and never wasted a drop of kitten formula. With supportive care and plenty of TLC, the kitten continued to defy the odds against her.

“She was on medication for her gut health, and she wasn’t fazed at all. I can tell already she is going to grow into a true tortie with torttitude.”

tortie kittenJin’s Bottle Babies Rescue

Around that time, the rescue took in a few orphaned kittens that needed bottle feedings. They were about the same age as Mrs. Norris. The rescue decided to place the little singleton with them, so she would always have friends.

In no time, the tortie was fully accepted by her new feline siblings. “She was super happy when we introduced her to the kittens. They all lay together in the cutest cuddle-puddle.”

snuggly kittensJin’s Bottle Babies Rescue

A week later, Mrs. Norris started to open her eyes to see for the first time. She was curious about her surroundings and insisted on getting her bottle first at meal time.

Watch Mrs. Norris the kitten and her journey in this cute video:

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Mrs. Norris and her patchwork family continued to thrive together, as they received round-the-clock care and extra attention from a canine friend.

Ava, a cat-loving resident dog, gladly came to offer a helping paw.

dog kittensThe kittens met their canine friend AvaJin’s Bottle Babies Rescue

When the kittens were big enough to be upgraded to a playpen in the foster room, they had a meet-and-greet with Ava. It was love at first sight for Mrs. Norris.

“She is obsessed with my dog and is always pawing at the panels when Ava is around to be with her,” Shelbi shared with Love Meow.

dog kittens kissesMrs. Norris is eager for Ava’s attentionJin’s Bottle Babies Rescue

“Ava often ‘works’ after hours to make sure her foster kittens settle into their new space okay.”

The nurturing canine likes to hang out by the playpen and watches over the kittens as their second foster mom. If the kittens need her attention, she is more than happy to shower them with licks and nuzzle their faces with kisses.

tortie kittenJin’s Bottle Babies Rescue

Mrs. Norris is especially fond of her giant gentle friend, and demands her affection whenever she has a chance.

After a rough start to life, Mrs. Norris has blossomed into a healthy, playful, adorable young tortie. She has an endearing, quirky personality that never fails to put a smile on people’s faces.

sweet kittensJin’s Bottle Babies Rescue

She is so happy to have grown up with other kittens and never felt alone despite her sad beginning. Ava, the canine foster mom, loves all her foster kids and has a soft spot for baby Mrs. Norris.

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